Good luck Toronto!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Woodie, Jul 11, 2001.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    All those in Toronto (and Canada), Good luck for the Olympic decision this Friday. Been there, done that, know what it's like with what Sydney was like in the lead up! [​IMG]

    TOOT!
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks Woodie. Unfortunately Friday is the 13th. so we will needs lots of luck. Toronto is close to bankruptcy because our provincial government has chosen to download too much responsibilty to the municipality without providing the funds to deal with them. The municipality has had to increase property taxes by 5% while at the same time, cutting out many services. Now many wonder how much money they will have to provide to run the olympics. Tourism should help but look what has happened in Montreal!!!

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  3. George

    George Member

    As much as I'd like to see Canada get it, I'd rather see it go where it hasn't been, like China.

    Hey! We'd get some great background reports about the live steam still there!

    George.
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    The Olympics have only been outside Europe or North America Melbourne 1956, Tokyo 1964, Seoul 1988 and Sydney 2000. Four times ever! Good luck Toronto, but I do think it will be Beijing. Paris is too close to Athens. North America? St Louis, LA (Twice) Mexico City, Atlanta, Montreal..... Is that not enough? However..... Comrade Samaranch cant prounounce BEIJING.... Just like he couldn't pronounce SYDNEY...."And the winner is....... SID-AH-NEE" BAY-AH-JING might be beyond his vocabulary! So it could be TA-RON-TO to save him that embarrasment again!! hehehehe [​IMG]

    TOOT!
  5. George

    George Member

    The vote was announced moments ago.

    Congratulations Beijing! [​IMG]

    Ontarian taxpayers didn't need another lotto anyway, and it gives us something to look forward to in 2012 if Toronto gets it then. Frankly, I'd like to see it in Berlin.

    Hey Woodie! It's close for you by comparision. Think they'll still have steam in China by 2008??

    George.
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Goerge,

    That was quick!! Not 10 secs after it! Beijing is still a 11 hour flight from Sydney so not necessarily closer!! SHuld arrange a trek through China and the Trans Siberian express. My mum did that all on the train a few years ago. Condolences to Toronto. And he said it right too!! "BAY-JING"

    TOOT!
  7. George

    George Member

    Woodie,

    I was sitting on top of the tube waiting for another story. Work is a curse, but you learn everything from it.

    Toronto isn't ready for anything like the olympics. They may have the CN Tower (which I love), but you can't sponsor a large event like that in a place where they roll up the sidewalks at 7 PM! The best thing they have for themselves there is the Hockey Hall of Fame. At the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) no relation to the railway, they used to have a large railway layout every year. When they did away with that, I stopped going! Just for that, it serves them right that Beijing got it!

    George.
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Another reason leading to Toronto losing the bid is having a mayor who can't keep his foot out of his mouth. Oh well, it made him popular.

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